FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type LIL-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Lilibeo / Lilybaion
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break colour red, coarse texture, numerous small to large inclusions: white, grey, red, voids
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) light red 2.5 YR 6/8
texture of freshly broken surface irregular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy, channel; void length: 0.04 (vughy, channel)-1.8 (vughy), 1.2 (channel)
inclusions 27.5%, length: <0.04-1.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz very frequent, well rounded - rounded, very spherical - subspherical, grey, reddish brown, 0.04-0.28
mica infrequent, spherical, elongate, white, <0.04-0.06
calciumcarbonate riddled with, well rounded, very spherical - subspherical, elongate, yellowish white, white, grey, <0.04-1.8
carbonate pseudomorphoses very frequent, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, subelongate, yellowish white, white, grey, 0.04-0.5
reddish inclusions singular, rounded, very spherical - subspherical, red, reddish brown, red and black, 0.08-0.76
black inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical - subspherical, elongate, black, 0.04-0.16
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